INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects......................................................................... 12 Quick Start Guide .... 26 Turning on the Power ................. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ....................... 5 Contents at a Glance......................... 38 3 Menu Operations ............ 48 7 Disabling Flash.................................................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................................................... 40 Formatting the Card....................................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ............................................................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.................................. 4 Chapters .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 35 Basic Operation ..... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ............................................................................................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................................................................. 55 x Image Playback........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 46 1 Full Auto Techniques..................................................................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.. 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ..................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups .................... 14 Nomenclature ................................................................................................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ....................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language............................... 10 Handling Precautions .................................................................................................................................. 58 6 ................................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ..... 27 Setting the Date and Time................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

......................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ...............................................................................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .............................................................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .....................................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE......................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ....68 MF: Manual Focusing ..83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.................................................................................................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.................................96 A AE Lock ....................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style .....................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .....................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode............................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ...........................................91 A Registering a Picture Style................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ..................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ....................................................................................................................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing........94 Setting the Color Space .....................................106 7 ..........................................................99 2 White Balance Correction..............................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .....89 A Customizing a Picture Style .......................................................................................................97 A FE Lock..............................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ....................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure......................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer...............................................................................................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ........................104 Preventing Camera Shake .............................................................................................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting .......................................................................

................................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ..................................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ................................................... 113 Focusing Manually......................... 160 k Playing Movies .................................................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ................ 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies...................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ................................................................................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ........................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ........................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings .... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............................................................................................................................ 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings......................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly............................ 111 Using AF to Focus .................... 146 Setting the Flash ......... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ........................................................................................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings........................ 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ....................................................................................................... 139 File Numbering Methods ................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Card Reminder ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View .. 164 8 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ................................................................................ 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness . 159 k Enjoying Movies ......................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ......... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ....

..................................................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting............................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ...............................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .......................................................178 Trimming the Image ............................................................................................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ..........Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).........170 L Erasing Images ......................................................................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ............................224 Specifications ............202 Using a Household Power Outlet ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................................190 Custom Function Settings ...............................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ...........................................................................................................212 System Map ...................................176 wPrinting...................................192 Registering My Menu ..................................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes........................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display ......173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ............................................................................210 Menu Settings ...............................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...............................167 K Protecting Images .........................................................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...........................225 Index ..........204 External Speedlites .........................................................................................218 Error Codes....................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information.......................................................

45 . 64 (D Flash photography) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.46.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p. 53.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .84 (Bulb exposure) p. 62.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.50.

175 (Direct printing) 11 .171 (L Delete) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.72 (73.170 (K Image protect) p. 1) p.53.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.68 (S AF point selection) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.58 (x Playback) p. 83.156 (H Index display) p.167 (Video OUT) p.72 (76.

test all its functions before using it. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. Even while the camera is in storage. well-ventilated location. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. remove the lens. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. If condensation forms on the camera. For stubborn dirt. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. reflex mirror. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. and focusing screen. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. viewfinder. If there is condensation. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. To prevent condensation. 12 . If you accidentally drop the camera into water. card and battery from the camera. do not use the camera. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. dry. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater.

Do not store the card in hot. the camera may become hot. It will return to normal at room temperature. are not a malfunction. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. 13 . Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. They do not affect the images recorded. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black..01% or less pixels. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. or humid locations. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. or wet the card. However. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. bend. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Store the card in a case. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. or vibration. Live View shooting. dusty. In low or high temperatures. Although this is not a malfunction. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. or magnet.99% effective pixels. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Do not subject it to excessive force. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. speakers. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. etc. physical shock. note the following: Do not drop.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting.

(p.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. (p. . Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Set the power switch to <1>.26) To charge the battery.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. (p. see page 29. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. see page 24. insert it into the slot. Attach the lens.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p.

The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Take the picture.171). (p. the built-in flash will popup automatically. and the camera will focus the subject. Review the picture. (p.58). If necessary. (p. on the LCD monitor. Focus the subject. see “Erasing Images” (p.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. see page 107. To display the image again.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p. To delete an image. 2 sec. Press the shutter button halfway. 15 . press the <x> button (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.231) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.69.33) Contacts (p.33) Zoom position index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.231) Focus mode switch (p.34) Focusing ring (p.35) Contacts (p.33) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Hood mount (p.35) Lens mount index (p.33) 21 .34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Zoom position index (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.

24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.205). The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

As shown in the illustration.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). When the battery is fully recharged. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For safety reasons. 24 . 2 Attach the battery. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. To detach the battery. It takes approx. follow the above procedure in reverse. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange.10°C / 43°F . For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . attach the battery securely.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. the full-charge lamp will turn green. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.

a small amount of power current is released. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. If necessary. 25 . The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Purchase a new battery. After recharging the battery. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Even during storage. Doing so can damage the battery charger. remove the battery. the battery has reached the end of its service life. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. When not using the camera.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life.

Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. the hinge might break. Otherwise. 2 Insert the battery. be careful not to swing it back further. After opening the battery compartment cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 26 . the battery Insert the end with contacts. 3 Close the cover. To prevent short circuiting. Insert the battery until it locks in place. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover.until it snaps shut.

Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. the <f> icon might not be displayed. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. To turn on the camera again. just press the shutter button halfway (p. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. During the sensor cleaning. Set to this position when not using the camera. 27 . the LCD monitor will display <f>. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.139).. <1> : The camera turns on.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. This is normal and not a problem. [Recording . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. About Auto Power Off To save battery power.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.. Even during the sensor cleaning. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.37). see page 29 to set the date/time.

• Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. n : Battery must be recharged. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. no Live View shooting. 470 shots Approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. x : Battery level is slightly down. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. • Using the LCD monitor often. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 28 . but adequate power remains. 470 shots without flash use and approx. 550 shots Approx. Depending on the lens used. see page 109. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 270 shots with 50% flash use. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. For battery life with Live View shooting.

) setting. Press then press <0>. Under 2 Time]. then press <0>. The date/time will be set. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. the date/time might be reset. 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. If this happens.to select the the <U> key date or time number. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. the 3 SetPress date and time. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <V> key to set the number. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. 29 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. (Returns to b. the [6] tab. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. set the date/time again.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. then press <0>.

The interface language will change. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). the the <V> key to select language. then press <0>. tab. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the 3 SetPress desired language. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. 30 .

138).and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. ISO speed. etc. 31 .Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 3 Close the cover. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. image-recording quality. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. the card. When you set the power switch to <1>. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.

the image number might not start from 0001 (p. The card may then return to normal. It may also damage the card or camera. • Opening the card slot cover. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Gently in the The card will stick out. Doing so may damage the image data. 32 . When the access lamp is lit or blinking.42). card. Set the power switch to <2>.. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. If the error persists. • Shaking or banging the camera around. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. never do any of the following. If the card already contains recorded images. Pull the card straight out. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. Make sure the access lamp is off. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then open the cover. being erased.140). or data is being transferred.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. Check that “Recording. then close the cover. • Removing the battery. remove and reinstall the card.. use a different card. then let go. the 2 Remove pushcard.

set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. When storing the camera without a lens attached. 33 . switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Red index lens. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. do it in a place with minimal dust.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. lens. 4 Remove the front lens cap. autofocus will not operate.

94 in.) 34 . do not touch the rotating part.88 x 0.59 in.3 x 14.42 x 0. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.6x. Doing so may cause loss of vision. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.9 mm / 0. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Turn the lens until it stops.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Image sensor size (22. then detach it. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. If you want to zoom. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. do it before focusing.

1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. picture. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. However.5-5. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.6 IS lens as an example. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer will operate. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer.5-5.5-5. 35 . If the camera is mounted on a tripod. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.

place one foot in front of the other. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 3. 5. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 2. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. sold separately) is recommended. To maintain a stable stance. 36 . using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 6. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. 4. see page 107. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. then slowly press the shutter button completely. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. You can press the shutter button halfway. and image recording. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Even during the menu display. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. image playback. 37 . the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. It can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.

press the <Q> button. 38 . When the shooting settings are displayed. This is called the Quick Control screen. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). the the <S> key to select function to be set. you can select certain drive modes (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).70) and the imagerecording quality (p. the 2 SetPress desired setting. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.72). The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.

select the function and press <0>. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.80) Shutter speed (p.72) Picture Style (p.70) Metering mode (p.86) AF mode (p.75) White balance (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.99) ISO speed (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.89) Shooting mode* (p. <0> 39 .

date/time.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. etc. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . use the <M> button. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <S> cross keys. While looking at the LCD monitor. and <0> button on the camera back.

2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 41 . 5 SetPress desired set it. A list of menu functions is on page 212. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 4 Select the setting. the setting. then press <0>. <0> to setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. tab.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. item. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item.) The current setting is indicated in blue.

transfer the images to a computer. When the card is formatted. 1 Select [Format]. select [Format].3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. For low-level formatting. before formatting the card. press <0>.. the menu will reappear. format the card with the camera. all images and data in the card will be erased. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Under the [5] tab. etc. Select [OK]. 42 . then select [OK]. Even protected images will be erased. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. then The card will be formatted. 2 Format the card. then press <0>. When the formatting is completed. If necessary.

You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. When the card is formatted or data is erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. only the file management information is changed. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. When discarding the card. The actual data is not completely erased. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. Even in this case. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.224). The card is full with images or data. 43 . Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. A card-related error is displayed (p. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked.

Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. the LCD monitor might turn off. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. the display-off sensor (p. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. image. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. If this happens. 44 . take the camera away from the fluorescent light. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. menu screen. etc. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. In such a case. If a fluorescent light is nearby.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen.17. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Appears when you press the <x> button. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view.

The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. With the Basic Zone modes.103). all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. Also. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. Ba si cZ one 45 . the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.210). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.

and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. 3 Focus the subject. on the LCD monitor. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. you can push it back down with your fingers. halfway. and generally the closest object will be focused. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 46 . Focus confirmation light picture. If the built-in flash has popped up. At the same time. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. If necessary. All the AF points will be used to focus. the built-in flash will popup automatically.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Under low light.8ft>. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. the built-in flash will fire. A simple background makes the flower. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you have a zoom lens. use a macro lens (sold separately). If you are too close to the subject. etc. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. use the telephoto end. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. Move to the subject as close as possible. stand out better. With a zoom lens.. Some lenses have indications such as <40.25m/0. To make small things appear much larger. 52 . use the <4> (Close-up) mode. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. move away from the subject.

7 shots per sec. Use the center AF point to focus.) and autofocusing will take effect. press the shutter button completely. use the <5> (Sports) mode. the beeper will continue beeping softly. If you hold down the shutter button. 53 . Aim the center AF point over the subject. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. During autofocusing. When you want to take the picture. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. 3. Hold the camera steady and shoot. If focus cannot be achieved. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. continuous shooting (max.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. approx.

Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. When using a zoom lens. 54 . shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. If the self-timer is also used.4 feet from the camera. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Also.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Under low light. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.

1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. * CA stands for Creative Auto. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. picture. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. etc. depth of field. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the 3 SetPress desired setting. the image-recording quality.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. see page 56-57. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. However. color tone (Picture Style). 55 . the the <S> key to select function to be set. For details about each function. to select You can <S> key the function (7). whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the picture will look darker. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the background will look more in focus. 56 . <D> (Flash on). see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. If you set <b> (Flash off). If you move it toward the right. it will not be applied. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. When flash is used. If you move it toward the right. If you want to blur the background. the background might not look so blurred. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. the picture will look brighter. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more blurred. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions.

<Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. 57 . continuous.7 frames per second (fps). (5) Single. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings.. * By pressing <0>. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. the set number of shots is taken continuously.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. you can set it for portraits. or black-and-white photos.71. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. (p. landscapes.204). By pressing <0>. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.

x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. For more details on the playback procedure. When you press the <x> button. 1 Playback the image. press the <Z> key. the display format will change. see page 155. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. press the <Y> key. Each time you press the <B> button. the last captured image will be displayed. 58 . image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback.

you can set various functions and be more creative. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. to prevent spoiled shots. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. 3 59 .

Then press the shutter button halfway. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 60 . 4 Take the picture. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 2 Focus the subject. This is called Program AE. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection).d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject.

Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. drive mode. The program can be shifted. the program shift will be canceled. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. In bright light (4000 22). 61 .64). With <d>. You can freely set the AF mode. many functions such the AF mode. you can change the ISO speed (p. In low light (30" 3. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically.5). Program shift is not possible with flash.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). and other functions (p.62) or use the built-in flash (p. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> mode.64). press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. either increase the ISO speed (p. So under low light. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. In very low light or very bright light. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway.210).62) or use flash (p. as shown in the figure. decrease the ISO speed. drive mode. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. built-in flash. After you take the picture. The functions you can set are limited.

1600 1600 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].Fn)] menu. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. the farther the flash range will be (p. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . 1 Press the <Z> button. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.) may appear.194). When you shoot at high ISO speeds. noise (banding. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.63).192).6400 (p. the ISO speed. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. With “AUTO” selected.63).64). In the Basic Zone modes. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 62 .Fn)] menu. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . etc. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.400 400 . dots of light.6400.

Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . 200. 63 . If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. Select the ISO speed.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. As indicated below. select [ISO Auto]. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. then press <0>. Therefore. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. However. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. 400. 800.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. Under the [y] tab. When “AUTO” is set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . or 3200. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. then press <0>. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 1600. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. the ISO speed will be set within this range. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. in the image’s shooting information.

86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .5 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.15 1 .5 .61 1 . In Creative Zone modes. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 . While the flash is recycling.34 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3. the flash will fire for the picture.24 1 .3.5 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.22 1 .49 1 . low light. 1 Press the <D> button.42 / 3.31 1 .5 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 .5 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.6.5 . In the <d> mode.5 .4.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 .69 1 .5 / 3.5.11 / 3.3.26 / 3.5 .7.5 / 3.5 .5 .1/200 sec.5 .5-5.19 / 3.15 / 3.5 .9. picture.2. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 .5 .5 / 3. or backlit conditions in daylight.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5-5. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .138 [Approx.6 IS lens 64 .13 / 3.43 1 .5 / 3.30 / 3.17 1 .97 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.12 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.21 / 3.11 1 . button halfway. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.7. .

the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. select [Red-eye reduc. then press <0>. take the picture after this display turns off. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Select [Enable]. decrease the ISO speed. you can extend the flash range. or when you go closer to the subject.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash.]. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. the picture will be taken. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). In bright light. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. When you press the shutter button halfway. when you press the shutter button halfway. For flash photography. For best results. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. increase the ISO speed. For important shots.3 feet away from the subject. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. Then when you press the shutter button completely. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. By increasing the ISO speed. 65 . when the room is well lit. decrease the ISO speed. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.

When focus is achieved. 1 On the lens. 66 . 4 Focus the subject. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. then press <0>.86). the camera will focus only once. the <ZE> button. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. With evaluative metering (p. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. When you press the shutter button halfway. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. 2 Press mode] will appear. You can then recompose the shot if desired. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the focus will be locked. In the Basic Zone modes. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject.

After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. 67 . the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point.68) is automatic. When the AF point selection (p. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. if the subject starts moving. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.202). the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. However. If this occurs. the beeper will sound softly. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. During autofocusing. Also. the subject will be focused continuously. With AI Servo AF. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.

to select the AF Press the <S> key point. With the <d> (Program AE). and <a> modes. <f>. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 2 Select the AF point. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. automatic AF point selection will be set. When all AF points light up. the subject. 1 Press the <S> button. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. all the AF points are active. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. While looking at the viewfinder. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. Therefore.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. <s>. Generally. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 68 .

the beeper sounds.0 to f/2. 69 . high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. select and use the center AF point. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. To make it easier to focus a moving subject.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. with a fast lens from f/1. 2 Focus the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. If you focus the eyes first. Also. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. If it is difficult to focus. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes.8. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. First use the center AF point to focus.

key to select <i>. Press the <U> then press <0>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. In AI Servo AF mode. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set.7 shots per sec. 3 Take the picture. 70 . The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. Flash can also be used.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 2 Select <i>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. Since the flash will require recycling time.193) is set to [2: Strong].

self-timerN (p. then press the shutter button completely.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. Look through the viewfinder. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. After taking self-timer shots. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. 71 . focus the subject. With <q>. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. Q: 10-sec. attach the eyepiece cover (p. use focus lock (p.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.204) l: 2-sec. To cancel the self-timer after it starts.205). (p. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. it may throw off the exposure. press the <YiQ> button. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. then press <0>. Two seconds before the picture is taken. 2 Select the self-timer.58). 3 Take the picture. self-timer The remote control can also be used. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.106) q: 10-sec. beeper.

1 Select [Quality].4 3.4 1. 8. 17. ISO 100. and other settings.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. image size in pixels (****x****). Custom Functions. 17. 2 Selectyour reference.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. [Quality] will appear. select [Quality]. ISO speed. * The file size.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.7 2. 72 .1 24. the image-recording quality. and Standard Picture Style. number of possible shots.5 megapixels (4. Under the [1] tab. 4.5M) Approx. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). then press <0>.2 1.5 24.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.2 3. then press <0>. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.0. card brand.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. 17. 8.5 megapixels) and the image quality.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.5+6. Select the desired quality.9. or 4. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.

the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.7x8.9. or 1+73 is recommended.7cm/7.8x3. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. If A3 (42x29. the 7 image has higher image quality.5x11. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. Or. 73 . For details.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Depending on the shooting conditions. the image quality will be slightly lower.7cm/16.3in. 11. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. 1. Even with the same number of pixels. If 8 is selected.7in.) you want to crop the image.0x5.7x21cm/ 1 83. 83 A4 (29. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.8x10cm/5. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.9in. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. but more images can be saved to the card. Other than 1. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.0in. 14.8x12. it might be fewer than indicated.

Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Using the provided software is recommended. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. CR2 0001 . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).CR2 for RAW).3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . JPG File extension 1. 74 .JPG for JPEG and . The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot.

and crisp. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. The image looks softer. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. Effective for impressive landscapes. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. you can adjust the skin tone. picture. Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.92). By changing the [Color tone] (p.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. [Picture Style] will appear. then press <0>. 75 . sharp. Effective for close-ups of women or children. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. and very sharp and crisp images. 1 Press the <XA> button. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.

a Picture Style file.91). For natural colors and subdued images. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. etc. and adjust it as desired (p. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait].. The image is dull and subdued. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. Other than with 1. 76 . the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. W User Def. When [Monochrome] is selected. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. [Landscape].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. The second half of this chapter. Except for <8>. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. aperture setting. 77 . or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.

“0"5” indicates 0. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. 78 .) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. However. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. picture. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the desired shutter speed. Also. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.5 sec. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. * <s> stands for Time value.

79 . to 1/500 sec. to 1/30 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. to 30 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If you use a telephoto lens. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If this happens. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If the exposure will be too dark. If this happens. or slower. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed.

Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the smaller the aperture opening will be. 80 . If no lens is attached to the camera.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. the desired aperture. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.

) shutter speed display will blink. the narrower the depth of field. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the “30"” (30 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. And the closer the subject. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the “4000” (1/4000 sec. In such cases. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. 81 . the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. If this happens. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. If the picture will be too dark. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. If the picture will be too bright. On the other hand. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. If this happens. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. Under low light.

speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.30 sec.112). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. In low light. If you are handholding the camera. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. Using a tripod is recommended. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). keep it steady to prevent camera shake. . to suit the scene’s brightness. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec.192). The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. 82 . (fixed)] (p. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec.

Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 83 . To set the shutter speed. To set the aperture. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. * <a> stands for Manual. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. to 1/30 sec. or to bulb. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the exposure level mark will move. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. With flash. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. You can decide which exposure level to set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. turn the <6> dial. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops.

A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. 205) is recommended.204) for bulb exposures. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. p.193).204. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. etc. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. It can be used to photograph fireworks.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. the image might look a little grainy. later. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. For bulb exposures. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. 84 .

it means that the subject is too bright. Decrease the ISO speed. A slow shutter speed has been set. 85 . The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Flash can be used. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Increase the ISO speed. Use a tripod to steady the camera. the subject. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The exposure is correct.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. I want to use flash. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. 3 Take the picture. it means that the subject is too dark. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. however.

The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. the 2 SetPress metering mode. then press <0>. Normally. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. 1 Select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is for advanced users. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene.select the the <U> key to metering mode. etc. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. Under the [2] tab. evaluative metering is recommended. then press <0>. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. select [Metering mode].q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. 86 . This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. This metering mode is for advanced users.

87 . (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. After taking the picture. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). comp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right./AEB] on page 89. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.

Select [Flash exp. After taking the picture./ AEB] menu (p. turn the <6> dial to the left.] will be displayed at the bottom. press the <Q> button (p. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. 2 Select [y]. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. turn the <6> dial to the right.38). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. comp. setting] option. 88 . Press the [Flash exposure comp. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. To make the flash exposure brighter. comp] (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].<S> key to select [y*]. With the shooting settings displayed.149).89).

The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Under the [2] tab. decreased exposure. AEB amount picture. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. select [Expo. comp. Press <0> to set it. comp. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. the AEB amount. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount./AEB]. and increased exposure. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 89 . You can then choose the best exposure./AEB]. then press <0>.

3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. 90 . Using AEB with exposure compensation. decreased exposure. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. and increased exposure. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. With <q> set. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. and increased exposure. etc.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. flash recycling is complete. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. decreased exposure. AEB will be applied. you can take three continuous shots.57). Centering on the exposure compensation amount. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. If <i> continuous shooting (p.

The Picture Style selection screen will appear. select [Picture Style].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. see page 93. To customize [Monochrome]. <B> button. 91 . The Detail set. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. Under the [2] tab. To see the resulting effects. 1 Select [Picture Style]. the 4 SetPress parameter. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. then press <0>. then press <0>. take test shots. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.then press the Select Style. screen will appear. parameter.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. then press <0>. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.

you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to H. To make it less sharp. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the plus end. the softer the image will look. set it toward the plus end. To make the skin tone less red. 92 . The closer it is to H. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To make the skin tone redder. The closer it is to E. To make it sharper. The closer it is to H. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to G. By selecting [Default set. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to G. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. To increase the contrast. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to F. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. the crisper the image will look. the sharper the image will look. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the minus end. To decrease the color saturation. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. To increase the color saturation. set it toward the plus end. the bolder the colors will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image.] in step 3. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To decrease the contrast.

A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The sunset will look more brilliant. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look more natural. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Skin tones and lips will look fine. 93 . kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. It can make the image look more impressive. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The blue sky will look quite dark.

A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>. press With [Picture <0>. Under the [2] tab. 3 Press <0>. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1 Select [Picture Style]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. then press the Select [User Def. Style] selected. 2 Select [User Def. <B> button. select the Picture Style here. [User Def. 2]. 1]. 94 . 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. or [User Def. select [Picture Style]. screen will appear. 3]. then press <0>. The Detail set.*]. Style. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different.

The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. all the [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. *] and then shoot. 95 . follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *] will be displayed in blue.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. the 6 SetPress parameter. *]. then press <0>. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *].144). The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. For details. then press <0>. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *] settings will revert to the default.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def.

With this camera.21). the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). For normal shooting. then press <0>. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space]. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. Adobe RGB. Under the [2] tab.21).0 (Exif 2.0 (Exif 2. 96 .3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. then [sRGB] press <0>. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. sRGB is set automatically. select [Color space]. the color space. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. The ICC profile is not appended. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. In Basic Zone modes. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. sRGB is recommended.

q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Each time you press the <A> button. and take picture.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. This is called AE lock. 97 . It is effective for backlit subjects. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. The exposure setting will be displayed.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. button. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. 1 Focus the subject. AE lock is applied at the center AF point.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Press the shutter button halfway. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. then recompose and take the shot. it locks the current auto exposure setting. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).

the <D> icon will blink. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 4 Take the picture. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. In the viewfinder. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. then press the <A> button.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. 98 . <A> button. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. Each time you press the <A> button. The flash is fired to take the picture. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite.

you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. 2 Select the white balance. Normally. white object should fill the spot metering circle. Spot metering circle 99 . The “Approx. then press <0>. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. [White appear. <Q> will be set automatically. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. The plain. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. 1 Photograph a white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. In Basic Zone modes. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. You can set any white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>.

B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. When the menu reappears. 2 Select [Custom tab. select [OK] and the data will be imported. it cannot be selected in step 3. Instead of a white object. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. 4 Select the custom white balance. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. If you do step 3. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. 100 . On the dialog screen which appears. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. Press the <U> key to select <O>. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. Press the <WB> button.76). an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. press the <M> button to exit the menu. a correct white balance might not be obtained. data.

Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. A is amber. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. During the white balance correction. On the upper right.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. and G is green. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. G1 101 . White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Under the [2] tab. the correction. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. M is magenta. then press <0>. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.) Sample setting: A2. B is for blue. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear.

when you turn the <6> dial. In step 2 for white balance correction. and 3. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Green (G) bias. or 1. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Standard white balance. Standard white balance. 2. Blue (B) bias. Amber (A) bias. During WB bracketing. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Since three images are recorded for one shot. On the right. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 2. Set the white balance bracketing amount. the card will take longer to record the shot. Magenta (M) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. and 3.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. 102 . and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. “BKT” stands for Bracketing.

Under the [2] tab. the image might still come out bright. 103 . the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. the setting. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. In Basic Zone modes. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. set this to [Disable] first. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. For RAW images. [Standard] is set automatically. then press <0>. the correction is done when the image is captured. then press <0>. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 3 Take the picture. The default setting is [Standard]. With JPEG images. noise might increase. If you want a darker exposure. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. flash exposure compensation.

the correction is done when the image is captured. screen. correct. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. The default setting is [Enable]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 Select [Peripheral illumin.]. then press <0>.]. Under the [1] tab. 3 Take the picture. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . correct. select [Peripheral illumin. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. the four corners of the picture might look darker. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. For RAW images. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. then press <0>. With JPEG images. If [Correction data not available] is displayed.

105 . The higher the ISO speed. noise might appear on the image periphery. the lower the correction amount will be. When using a non-Canon lens. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). if you select [Enable]. Depending on shooting conditions. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. For details. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. If the lens does not have distance information. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. For JPEG images already captured. With EOS Utility (provided software). setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. In step 2. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the correction amount will be lower. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. 25 lenses.

106 . mirror lockup is effective. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. single shooting will take effect.195). In such cases. Remote control shooting. later. then the picture is taken 2 sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. there will be a shutter-release sound. When you press the shutter button completely.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. press the shutter button completely. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. the mirror locks up. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). later.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. 1 Focus the subject. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. but no picture will be taken. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Do not point the camera toward the sun. it will go back down automatically. delay. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. The mirror will swing up. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. press the transmit button. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C.

If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. Using a tripod is recommended. camera shake can cause blurred images.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. For details. 107 .Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. This is called “Live View shooting.

Press the <A> button. 2 Focus the subject.113-120). The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 100%. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The image’s field of view is approx. focus manual focus (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 108 . Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. picture. After the image review ends. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. When you press the shutter button halfway. with AF or Before shooting.

1 hr.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. but only one shot will be taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 109 . Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. there will be two shutter sounds. 30 min.] to [Enable]. set [Live View shoot. During Live View shooting. When flash is used. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. do not point the lens toward the sun. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). If flash is used or bulb is set. the information display will change. If <g> is blinking.or bright-light conditions. 110 . it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. However. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.

Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 1 Press the <Q> button. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. In Creative Zone modes. the AF points will also be displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. function and set it. When <f> is selected.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Picture Style. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 111 . drive mode. and AF mode. you can also set the white balance.

If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.167. Even while the Live View image is displayed. or [7 Firmware Ver. or [Quick mode] (p. (camera power remains on). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].139). With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).].204) for Live View shooting. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). [6 Sensor cleaning]. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>.113). the Live View shooting will be terminated. 112 . [7 Clear settings]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.114). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. 169). you can display grid lines. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. [u Live mode] (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. In Creative Zone modes. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. During continuous shooting. p.118). The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.

If you want to achieve precise focus. 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button. Also. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. While the Live View image is displayed. Select the AF mode. magnify the image. The AF point < > will appear. To return the AF point to the center. and [Quick mode] (p. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.120). p.118).Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. [u Live mode] (face detection. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). select [AF mode]. AF point 2 Move the AF point. Under [6 Live View function settings]. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. 113 . press the <L> button. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. and focus manually (p.114). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode.

Press the <A> button. <q> will be displayed. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. human faces are detected and focused. picture. If multiple faces are detected. 114 .Using AF to Focus the subject. the AF point will turn orange. If focus is not achieved. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. When a face is detected.108). Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Have the target person face the camera. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 1 Display the Live View image. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. When focus is achieved.

Then if you press the shutter button halfway. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the AF point will turn orange.108). If the focus is way off. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.113). titled horizontally or diagonally. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If a face cannot be detected. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. picture.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. face detection will not be possible. If focus is not achieved. 115 . halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. When focus is achieved. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. too bright or too dark. When you press the <L> button. the <p> will be grayed out. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. or partially hidden. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode.

Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. 116 . Even when focus has been achieved. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. In the u Live mode. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. then take the picture. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. the image will be magnified at the AF point. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. the focus might be off. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. return to the normal view and autofocus. If this happens. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed.

Night scenes or points of light. Under a light source whose brightness. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects strongly reflecting light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. 117 . Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. or pattern keeps changing. Extremely small subjects. Subjects in low light. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. color. flat surfaces. A special effects filter is used. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Subjects at the edge of the picture.

The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Although you can focus the target area quickly. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.66). the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.<Q> button. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. 118 . and the larger box is the magnifying frame.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button.

then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear.108). Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. The AF point used to focus will light in red. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. and AF will be executed. 119 . The Live View image will turn off. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the reflex mirror will go back down. When focus is achieved.Using AF to Focus the subject.

Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 120 . 3 Magnifythe <u> button.108). picture. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Each time you press the <u> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. press the <L> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 2 Move the magnifying frame. After achieving focus. the image.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure.the magnified image. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.

such as the sun. However. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. If the light source within the image changes. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. 121 . the image quality might degrade. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. If this happens. If you then continue with Live View shooting. If you point the camera in a different direction. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. When you magnify the image. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. In low light. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. However. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the screen might flicker. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily.

Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. etc. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. During the magnified view.191). the image will be captured in the normal view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable].) may appear. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Before taking a long exposure. If you take the picture during magnified view. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. 122 . This is to prevent image degradation. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. noise (banding. dots of light. the exposure might not come out as desired.

123 . If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). the movie might not playback properly. The movie recording format will be MOV. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. To check the card’s read/write speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not be recorded properly.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies.

the camera will focus with the current AF mode. If necessary. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.113-120). To stop movie shooting.167. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. press <A> again. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. The reflex mirror will make a sound. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 Focus the subject. 124 .movie.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. do not point the lens toward the sun. 169). 3 Shooting the movie. While the movie is being shot. During movie shooting.

bottom. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 125 . 40 min. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. The ISO speed. During movie shooting. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. size] setting (p. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. shutter speed.97). 1 hr. the top.16). 20 min.131). press the <S> button.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. If you use Movie crop. left. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. and aperture are set automatically. 1 hr. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.16).5mm dia. you can set the exposure compensation.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.

Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 . When movie shooting starts.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.

. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. . To set the shutter speed.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. the speed. turn the <6> dial. and ISO speed for movie shooting. To set the aperture.1/60 sec.1/30 sec.[Movie Under the [o] tab.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . then press <0>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. select exposure].6400 127 . Select [Manual]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. then press <0>. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. 3 Select [Manual]. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. aperture. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. The reflex mirror will make a sound.

the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. will be recorded. and aperture will not be displayed. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure.124). to 1/125 sec. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. The faster the shutter speed. With Auto ISO. the shooting mode. 128 .173). a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. due to the drive of the lens aperture.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. shutter speed. is recommended. With manual exposure shooting. the movie image might flicker. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting.

Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. 1 sec.

Picture Style. and AF mode. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. the AF points will also be displayed. movierecording size. 130 . The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. When <f> is selected. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. function and set it. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. Auto Lighting Optimizer. 1 Press the <Q> button. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. image-recording quality (for still photos).

Korea. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Australia. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting.). Japan. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. 131 . [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Russia. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. in [Live mode]. Mexico. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Also. Still photos cannot be taken. etc. etc. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. China. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. : Standard-definition recording quality.).Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). [4] : Mainly for motion pictures.

you can extract a still image from the movie.000 pixels at [640x480]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 330 MB/min. To start movie shooting again. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF will be executed in Live mode. 39 min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. [u Live mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 330 MB/min. 165 MB/min. 49 min. AF is possible during movie shooting. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 59 sec. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. and approx. or [Quick mode]. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. You can select [Live mode]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. (A new movie file starts being recorded. press the <A> button. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 300. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. approx. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 24 min. 1 hr. However. 12 min. 49 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 132 .

still photo shooting will take effect. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AE/AF. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. Press the <w> button for AE lock. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. While holding down the <w> button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. then press the transmit button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. press the <w> button.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. p. press the <w> button. • AF/AF lock. AE lock is not possible. For AF. For AF. AE lock is not possible. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. 133 . no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting.

Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). 134 .16). kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. shutter speed.5mm dia. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. set this option to [Auto].) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. and aperture for movie shooting (p. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. you can display grid lines. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. If [Enable] is set.6400. highlight detail will be improved.127).

you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. you should set the IS switch to <2>. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the faster the indicator will climb upward.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. If the card has a fast writing speed. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. First. The slower the card. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. 135 . If the indicator becomes full. the movie shooting might stop. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes.126) will be displayed in red.

the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. 136 . If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. When not shooting. However. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the sound will be properly recorded. the image quality may be degraded. However. The image quality of movies is not affected. If this happens. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. 169) and shoot a movie.167. the movie shooting will stop automatically. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. turn off the camera. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.

138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.153) 7 137 .147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Card Reminder (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.

then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. select [Image review]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. During the image review. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. and you cannot release the shutter. Under the [1] tab. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. then press <0>. the image display will end. Select [Disable]. Select the desired review time. Under the [1] tab. 138 . select [Beep]. If [Off] is set.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder.

select [Auto power off]. 139 . then press <0>. Select the desired power-off time. Under the [5] tab. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. Under the [6] tab. then press <0>. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. When checking the exposure of an image.. select [LCD brightness]. If [Off] has been set.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. press the <B> button. To turn on the LCD monitor again. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. You can set this auto power-off time. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image.

File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. then press <0>. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. select [File numbering]. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The available settings are described below. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001.JPG. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. Select one. You can change how the file number is assigned. If you want to use continuous file numbering. Under the [5] tab. Even after you replace the card. then press <0>. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. you should use a newly-formatted card each time.

Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. Replace it with a new card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. “. the file name will start with “IMG_”. For both JPEG and RAW images. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. and “. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. After the manual reset. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. The extension will be “. When you reset the file numbering manually. 999 reaches 9999. for example. To restart the file numbering from 0001. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. If the file number in folder No. the file numbering restarts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. Each time you replace the card. you should use a newly-formatted card. 141 .CR2” for RAW images.JPG” for JPEG images. MOV” for movies.

The setting of this feature can be changed. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Select one. 142 . see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnPD] is set. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. The available settings are described below. In such a case. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. It will be rotated.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. select [Auto rotate]. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Use the software provided with the camera instead. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. the image might not rotate for playback. then playback the image. Also. On the camera’s LCD monitor. but the image does not rotate during playback. then press <0>. then press <0>. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Set [OnPD]. Under the [5] tab.

150) 143 .138) Auto power off (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.96) WB correction (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.107) Red-eye reduction (p. press the <B> button to display the settings. While the menu is displayed.102) Live View shooting (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.29) Beeper (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.101)/ WB bracketing (p.146) Date/Time (p.

select [Clear all camera settings]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. then press <0>. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. (C. then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. Select [OK]. select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all Custom Func.Fn)]. 144 . Under the [7] tab. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. desired setting.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.

Select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 146 . then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select [Screen color]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. Select the desired color. select [Screen color]. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. When you exit the menu. Select [Disable].

setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. set this to [Enable]. setting] or [External flash func. The flash control screen will appear. then press <0>. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. Under the [1] tab. 147 . The flash functions will be displayed. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. [Flash firing] Normally. Select [Flash control]. If [Disable] is set. setting] and [External flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. [Built-in flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting]. The functions displayed under [External flash func. select [Flash control]. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model.

[E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. 148 . However. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func.]. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. you can also set [Hi-speed]. This is for advanced users. * For other flash modes. For details. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. If an external Speedlite is attached. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. Normally. setting] and [External flash func. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. [Zoom]. Shutter sync.. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. and [Wireless set. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. If [2nd curtain] is set. and once immediately before the exposure ends. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. With 2nd curtain sync.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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154 . • Opening the battery compartment cover. Clean the sensor with care. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. • Opening the card slot cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. • Setting the power switch to <2>. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. never do any of the following. If the power is cut off.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. A brush can scratch the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.

155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.

display. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 1 Playback the image. 3 Select the image. 156 . 2 Switch to the indexbutton. When you press the <x> button. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image.

the jump method and current image location are indicated. 157 . 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. then press <0>. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. press the <V> key. turn the <6> dial. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. On the bottom right. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. select [Date]. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. To change the jump method. On the single-image display. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. by jumping. 1 Select the jump method. select either one to display only movies or stills.

press the <u> button.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. During image playback. To exit the magnified display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. A movie cannot be magnified. If you hold down the <u> button. 158 . If you hold down the button. The image will be magnified. 1 Magnify the image. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. Magnified area position around image.

you need not rotate the image as described above. To exit and return to the menu. select [Rotate]. You can also select an image on the index display. then press <0>. repeat steps 2 and 3. Under the [3] tab. 2 Select the image. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. A movie cannot be rotated. <0>.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation.142) before taking vertical shots. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. 1 Select [Rotate]. 3 Rotate the image. press the <M> button. 159 . If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated.

movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.k Enjoying Movies Basically. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Playback on a TV set (p. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes.167. 160 . Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p.

161 . be sure it is compatible with MOV files. For details on commercially-available software. For smooth movie playback. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). inquire the software maker. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. use a high-performance personal computer. see the PDF file instruction manual. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.

2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. movie. With the single-image display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. Press the <x> button to display the image. 4 Playback[7] (Play). As movies cannot be played on the index display. <0>. During movie playback. Select The movie will start playing.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. press On <0>. see the next page. During the index display. then press <0>. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. Speaker the movie. 162 . For more details on the playback procedure. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. 3 Pressthe single-image display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom.

it will fast forward the movie. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. Displays the movie’s first frame. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key.) 163 . If you hold down <0>.164). (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. it will rewind the movie.173). Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.167. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. Each time you press <0>. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. 2 hr. During the single-image display. the still photo will be displayed for approx. a single previous frame is displayed. during the movie playback. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Displays the editing screen (p. If you hold down <0>. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Displays the movie’s last frame. 169) to playback a movie.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Each time you press <0>. the movie will play frame-byframe. 1 sec. 30 min.

To change the editing. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). then press <0>. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). The editing screen will be displayed. After deciding which part to edit out. 4 Save the[W]. 1 On the movie playback screen. press <0>. To cancel the editing. select [Overwrite]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. movie. To save it as a new movie. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. Select The save screen will appear. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. increments. 3 Check the edited movie. select [2] and press <0>. go back to step 2.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Then press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. select [X]. then press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. If the card does not have enough room. be edited out. increments (position indicated by [X]). [New file] will not be selectable. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. 164 . select [New file].

1 Select [Slide show]. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Under the [3] tab. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. select [Slide show]. Then press <0>. If you selected [iDate]. Press the <V> key to select the date.

4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. then press <0>. Press then press <0>. During auto playback. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. auto power off will not take effect. For still photos. 166 . press <0>. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During the slide show. then press the <M> button. During movie playback. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. During pause. 169. 5 Quit the slide show.. the slide show will start.. the key to select [Set up]. To pause the slide show. see pages 167. The display time may vary depending on the image. After [Loading image. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. To view the slide show on a TV set.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During pause. press the <M> button. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show.] is displayed.

4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. part of the image displayed might be cut off. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. * Depending on the TV set. To playback movies. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. you can change the display format. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. see page 162. 167 . HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. turn off the camera and television. By pressing the <B> button. button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen.

The menu will appear. then press the Enter button. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. In such a case. When the camera is connected to a TV set. 168 . For a slide show. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. Select [Enable]. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. then press the Enter button. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Then press the Enter button. image. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. then press <0>. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Press the / button to select an option. When you press the camera’s <x> button. then press <0>. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. Under the [4] tab.

Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. button. If the video system format does not match the TV’s.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Certain TV sets.) To playback movies. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. see page 162. see the TV set’s instruction manual. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. may not operate properly. For details. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. the images will not be displayed properly. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. and use the camera to control the playback operation. In such a case. 169 .

then press <0>. Image protect icon protect it. Under the [3] tab. The <K> icon will disappear. Once an image is protected. To protect another image. you must first cancel the protection. To erase a protected image. 1 Select [Protect images]. To cancel the image protection. If you format the card (p. The menu will reappear. 170 . The protect setting screen will appear. select [Protect images]. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. only the protected images will remain. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function.172).K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. then press <0>. press <0> again. press the <M> button. When an image is protected. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected.42). repeat step 2. the protected images will also be erased. To exit the image protection. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you erase all the images (p.

2 Press the <L> button. 171 . protect them. Protected images (p. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. you can erase multiple images at one time. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 1 Select [Erase images]. then image displayed will be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. it cannot be recovered.170) will not be erased. Under the [3] tab. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. The Select [Erase]. 3 Erase the image. press <0>. then press <0>.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. select [Erase images]. Once an image is erased.

3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. Press the <L> button.L Erasing Images images]. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 4 Erase the images. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. To erase other images. to be erased. press the <u> button. 172 . The images will be displayed. press the <I> button. repeat step 3. Select [OK]. The selected images will be erased. To also erase protected images. then press <0>. all the images in the card will be erased. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. To display the three-image display. To return to the single-image display. format the card (p.42).

and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. * For movie files. the 73 file size is displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. recording size <A/B/C>. you can switch the shooting information display. <G> will be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording format <D>. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. 173 . any overexposed areas of the image will blink. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display.

The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels there are toward the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the respective color information will be lacking. 174 . green. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the darker and less prominent the color. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the highlight detail will be lost. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the darker the image. the color will be too saturated with no detail. the brighter the image. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. And the more pixels there are toward the right. and blue). the brighter and denser the color. the shadow detail will be lost. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The gradation in-between will be reproduced. And if there are too many pixels on the right. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left.

185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. etc. quantity to print. 9 175 . You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.Printing Images Printing (p.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.

Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. To connect to the printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Some printers may make a beeping sound. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 4 Turn on the printer. 2 SetFor details. 176 . up the printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

it indicates a problem with the printer. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. 177 . For direct printing. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Press the <x> button to playback the image. To find out what’s wrong. 4 hours is possible. select [Print]. first turn off the camera and printer. printing up to approx. Press the < The image will appear. Before disconnecting the cable. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. With a fully-charged battery. 3. do the following: 1.184). Press <0>. 2. 6 Playback thex> button. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. make sure it is fully charged. On the print setting screen. Movies cannot be printed. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5.

For details. Sets the paper size. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. type.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.183). Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Returns to the screen in step 1.180). Sets the quantity to be printed. and layout. 178 . type. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Some settings might not be available. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Starts the printing. * Depending on the printer.then press Select [Paper settings]. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. see the printer’s instruction manual. The paper size. 0 2 Press <print>. and layout you have set are displayed.setting screen will appear. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. The paper settings screen will appear. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. <0>.

USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. lens name. ISO speed. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. will be imprinted. then press <0>. The print will have no borders. aperture. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. The print setting screen will reappear. shooting mode. etc. * From the Exif data. 9. white balance. exposure compensation amount.. 8. then press <0>. Option to print 2. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. or 20 images on one sheet. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. the camera name. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 16. The page layout screen will appear. On A4 or Letter size paper.185) will be printed. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. 4. then press <0>. the print will have borders. 179 . The paper type screen will appear. shutter speed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer.

Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. yellowish blacks. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. then press <0>. 180 . then press <0>. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. For details. see the printer’s instruction manual. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182.182). Select the desired printing effect. However. If you any printing effects. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. bluish blacks. * When you change the printing effects. The image noise is reduced before printing.need not set necessary. No automatic correction will be applied.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. go to step 5. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Prints in black-and-white with cool.

necessary. Select [Print]. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. If image tilt correction (p. any trimming (p. 7 Start printing. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Just select the image and press the <l> button. Set the number of copies. then press <0>. Set as desired. then press <0>. 181 . then press <0>. it may take longer to print the image. Select <R>. all the settings will revert to the default.183) will not be applied. (You cannot set the number of copies. With Easy printing. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. To stop the printing.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting.183) has been applied. the number of copies will always be 1. Set as necessary. then press <0>. With Easy printing. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then select [OK]. you can print another image using the same settings. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.) Also.144). then press <0>. Select <I>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].

255). When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. and G is green. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. You can then adjust the printing effect.] effects will not show on the screen. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. the red eye will be corrected for printing. 182 . When [On] is set. you can adjust the [Contrast]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. press the <B> button. A is amber. select the printing effect. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. use the <S> keys. and [Color balance]. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. [Color tone].127) or highlight level (128 . When [On] is set. If you select [Clear all]. Red-eye corr. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. When you select [Detail set. To adjust the [Color balance].]. the face will be brightened for printing. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. M is magenta. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. B is for blue. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . [Saturation].wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180.

Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. Do the trimming right before printing. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. position.5-degree increments. the size of the trimming frame will change. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. 183 . Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. The smaller the trimming frame. you may have to set the trimming again. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. When you adjust the image tilt. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. and aspect ratio. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. select [Trimming]. 2 Set the trimming frame size. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. 1 On the print setting screen. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. The print setting screen will reappear.

After fixing the problem. If you look at the image on a TV screen. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. While trimming the image. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. no paper.wPrinting Depending on the printer. Press <0> to stop printing. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. and check the waste ink tank. resume printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. see the printer’s instruction manual. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. For details on resuming the printing. etc. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. 184 . For details on how to fix a printing problem.

the option as desired. Select [Set up]. [Print type] [Date] [File No. imprinting. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. (They cannot be set individually for each image. and file No. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up].] 185 . and [File No.]. then press <0>.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. select [Print order]. date imprinting.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. then press <0>. Select the option to be set. Select the desired setting. [Date].

select [Sel. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. both the [Date] and [File No. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. on the print. Next. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. When printing with DPOF. 4 Exit the setting. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. If this happens with your printer.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. The print order screen will reappear. Prints both the standard and index prints. [On] imprints the file No. Even if [Date] and [File No. Press the <7> button. With [Index] prints. depending on the image type. 186 . It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. the print order may not be possible.] are set to [On]. the date or file No. Also.

one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. print no more than 400 images for one print order. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. To display the three-image display.Image Select and order images one by one. After completing the print order. press the <I> button. Even if you select “All image”. all the images might not be printed. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. press the <u> button.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. When using a PictBridge printer. If you select [Clear all on card]. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. To return to the single-image display. 187 . press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. If you specify more than this.

5 Select [OK]. 1 Prepare to print. select [Resume]. See page 176. the card’s remaining capacity was low. see page 184. be sure to set the paper size. If [Bordered] is set. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. Depending on the printer. Before printing. 2 Under the [3] tab. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing.178) Set the printing effects (p. 188 .180) if necessary. If a problem occurs during printing. select [Print order]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. (p. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 3 Select [Print]. Under [Adjust levels]. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. • When you set the index. [Manual] cannot be selected.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. • When you paused the printing. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. you can easily print images with DPOF. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

. Press to select the setting (number). Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. setting. then press <0>. 190 .144). select [Custom Functions (C. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired.Fn)]. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>.Fn)]. Under the [7] tab. (C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. At the bottom of the screen. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Custom Function No. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.

196 p.195 k C.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.195 p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.) 191 .194 p. speed in Av mode p. C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. (Settings are disabled.194 k k k C.193 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. 197 . To verify whether the image is original. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the <L> icon will appear.173). The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.

then press <0>. Then press <0>. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. With [z] displayed. 198 . the desired items. 3 Registerthe item to be registered.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then Select press <0>. Under the [9] tab. On the confirmation dialog. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. To return to the screen in step 2. press the <M> button. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. then Select [Register to My press <0>. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. then press <0>. select [My Menu settings]. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Menu]. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. press the <V> key to change the order. You can register up to six items in My Menu. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items.

select [Copyright information]. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. then press <0>. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. The text entry screen will appear.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 4 Exit theentering the text. then press <0>.] to check the copyright information currently set. option.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. Under the [7] tab. 199 . press the After <M> button to exit. 1 Select [Copyright information]. Select [Display copyright info. 3 Enter text. setting.

press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). 200 . Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. then press <0> to enter it. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. press the <S> key to select a character. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Entering text In the bottom area. Exiting After completing the text entry. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.

etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 . system accessories.

solid-color walls. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.6 or smaller (larger f/number). computer keyboards. etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) In such cases. 202 . focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.48). see page 117. etc. For details. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF).) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc.

Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 203 . 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. the DC cord.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). After using the camera.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Close the cover. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 1 Connect the power cord.

Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. The camera will autofocus.71). try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. 204 . During wireless remote control.4 feet from the camera. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. When focus is achieved. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. delay.

Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.23) attached to the camera strap. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. To prevent this. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. use the eyepiece cover (p. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 1 Remove the eyecup. eyepiece cover. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. 205 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2.

setting]. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. 206 . If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. For detailed instructions.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. the flash will fire at full output only. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. In other words. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.147).] to be set. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .] can be set for [External flash func. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. only [Flash exp.

Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. or slower. 207 . the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. It might not fire.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. shoot in the manual flash mode.

set [Enable]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. 208 . then press <0>. then press <0>. If you set [Disable]. Without approval. To set up. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). Select [Connection info. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. transmission. please check with the card manufacturer.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. 4 Display the connection information. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. then press <0>. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. (p.] to Press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area.]. select settings]. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.

airports.] is set to [Disable]. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Turn the camera off and on again. For details. In hospitals. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. it may still transmit a signal. If the image transfer does not work. For transferred images. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Because of the transmission function. auto power off will not take effect. 209 . During the image transfer. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. The battery power will be consumed faster. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. see the card’s instruction manual. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. 6 Take the picture. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu.58). Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. 211 . *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. [Remote control] can be set.

212 . 2. [y] Shooting 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. / 8 sec. 1.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. [7] Set-up 3. / 4 sec. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.

/ 2 min. / 1 min. / 15 min. / 8 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 213 . / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 400 / Max. 3200 / Max. 1600 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 800 / Max. / 4 min.

Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. sec. (C.. month.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. min. day) and time (hour.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .

Live View function settings 215 . About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. WB Shift/BKT. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The [y] Shooting 3. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. comp. Under the [2] tab. / 10 min. / 30 sec. / 16 sec. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. the [Expo. no AE lock / AE/AF. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. [7] Set-up 3.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 min.]. / 1 min./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

26). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. When the image recording is completed. 218 . contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. If this happens. Press the <B> button (p. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.31). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.44).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs.24). Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. the power will turn off automatically. Recharge the battery (p. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack.26).

Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Auto power off is in effect. The camera turns off by itself. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 37). press the shutter button gently (p. 123).24). 69).107. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p.33). the number of possible shots will decrease. a picture cannot be taken.37. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. If the card is full. set the IS switch to <1>. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. or focus manually (p.31).31. The card is not properly inserted (p. 219 .36. The image is out of focus. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. Purchase a new one. To prevent camera shake. 171). Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off].31).

194). If a card error message is displayed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. 220 . if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].134). then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. [Low].Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.134). This also applies to movie shooting (p. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. or [Disable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.). The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow. etc.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].Fn)] menu. ISO 100 cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194). When I use the <f> mode with flash. see page 42 or 224. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 can be set (p. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.Fn)] menu.192). This also applies to movie shooting (p.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. If it is set to [Strong].193).

When a movie is played. 221 . movie shooting may stop automatically. 59 sec. The movie shooting terminates by itself.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If the card’s writing speed is slow. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. If you use flash. etc.. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. To find out the card’s read/write speed. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit.135). This is normal. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card.109). camera operation noise can be heard. movie shooting will stop automatically. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p.

The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). If the image has been protected. The menu screen shows few tabs and options.140). 222 . the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. Set the color space to sRGB. If the LCD monitor is dirty.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. use a soft cloth to clean it. In low or high temperatures. If you use a card which already has images recorded.40). If Adobe RGB is set.96). it cannot be erased (p. the first character will be an underscore (p. It will return to normal at room temperature. The image cannot be erased.170). The file numbering does not start from 0001. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed.

Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. The card reader does not detect the card. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. No image appears on the TV screen. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.29). you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. In such a case. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. 223 . If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab.180).167. 169). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.169). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).214). Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.

If there is a problem with the camera. 50. 10. or format the card (p. Operate the power switch (p. 20. 26) * If the error still persists. Countermeasures No.31. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Remove and insert the card again. 16).31. Operate the power switch (p. Clean the lens contacts. Turn the camera off and 30. Turn the camera off and on again. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. erase unnecessary images. on again or re-install the battery.27). Turn the camera off and on again. The built-in flash could not be raised. an error message will appear. Cannot save images because card is full. Card cannot be accessed. 171. 42). 42). 04 Replace the card. Operate the power switch. Replace card. Follow the onscreen instructions. remove and install the battery pack 70. 60. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. or use a Canon lens (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.27.27).13. 01 02 05 224 . replace the card. write down the error No. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 40.Error Codes Error No. or format the card (p. 80 again.

1 . Shade. Manual. 1. White fluorescent light.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Faithful. Portrait. User Def. Preset (Daylight.3 Auto. 4.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. 17. SDXC memory card 22.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Flash). single-lens reflex. Landscape. SDHC memory card. Cloudy.0 JPEG.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Monochrome.3 x 14.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. 8. 17.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Neutral.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. 18. Tungsten light. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .

Portrait. AI Focus AF. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . shutter-priority AE.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. aperture-priority AE. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. ISO 100 .18 (at 23°C/73°F.6400 Auto. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Creative Auto. Sports. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Flash Off. Close-up. Program). depth-of-field AE.5 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. ISO 100) One-Shot AF.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).0 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.4 USM lens.+1. Landscape. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. 0.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Night Portrait. 95% Magnification: Approx. AI Servo AF.

20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1..4 USM lens. to 30 sec. to 1/60 sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. auto pop-up flash Guide No. Max.) • Flash Retractable. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. X-sync at 1/200 sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . self-timer with 10sec. continuous shooting. (Full Auto mode).or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. 1/4000 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. 3 sec. 3. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. Available range varies by shooting mode. approx. delay and 10-sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100. bulb (Total shutter speed range. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.7 shots/sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. or 2-sec.

50p: 50.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.976 fps. 24p: 23. 330 MB/min. 165 MB/min.97 fps.04 million dots Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.00 fps. 1.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 165 MB/min. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min. 60p: 59. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .4 USM lens. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 25p: 25. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.94 fps.

5mm dia.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.5x . approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. by movie. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 1. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. approx. 9-image index. histogram). 4-image index. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. video/audio OUT.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. Single image + Info (Basic info. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. by shooting date. detailed info. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. jump by 10 or 100 images.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution).

Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 mm / 2.8 x 97. 82 g / 2.3 mm / 5.40°C / 43°F .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.4 in.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.1 x 3.5 x 0.4 x 55.104°F During shooting: 0°C . 475 g / 16. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 32°F .8 x 3.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . 82 g / 2. Approx.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .7 oz.1 x 15. 530 g / 18.7 x 1.2 in.40°C / 43°F .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . Approx.9 oz.7 x 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.5 x 75. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .2 mm / 1.8 oz.0 in.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.40°C / 32°F . Weight: Approx.40°C / 43°F .1 x 3. Weight: Approx.8 oz. 52 g / 1.4 in.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.9 oz.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.

0 x 4. Weight: Approx.5-5.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . 455 g / 16. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.1 x 5.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .3 .34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .0 in.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. diameter x length: 75.8 in.8 in.0 oz. (From image sensor plane) Max.5 x 70 mm / 2. consult the respective lens maker.6 x 1. 231 .82 ft.2. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.9 x 19.1 oz.48 ft.7 x 2.25 m / 0.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. (327 x 503 mm / 12. (75 x 112 mm / 3.8 in.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . diameter x length: 68. Weight: Approx.61 ft.4 in. (at 0. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. magnification: 0.67 x 45 mm / 8.49 m / 1.45 m / 1.82 ft.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .5-5. 200 g / 7.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.0 x 4.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .25 m / 0. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. magnification: 0.4 x 101 mm / 3.

* This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. etc. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. HDMI. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).21 (also called “Exif Print”). in the United States and other countries.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.” * Notice displayed in English as required. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.g. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire.. LLC. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. 232 .0 and Exif 2. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. HDMI logo.

Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes.Do not use any batteries. See a physician immediately. and fire. deforms. or clothing. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. connecting cables. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. heat generation. and explosions. If a child swallows the battery. and accessories not specified in this booklet. death. • If excessive heat. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Be careful not to get burned in the process.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . It can cause blindness or skin problems. and clothing. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. Also. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. This is to prevent electrical shock. When using flash to photograph an infant. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. skin. skin. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. power sources. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. do not exceed the recharging time. It may cause an accident. follow the safeguards below: . . • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. It may impair the person’s vision. • During the recharging. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.104°F). consult a physician immediately. etc. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. changes color. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. excessive heat. .Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). .40°C (32°F . . disassemble. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. smoke.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. remove it immediately. accessories. chemical leakage.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. 233 .Do not short-circuit. or emits smoke or fumes. and material damage. keep at least 1 meter away. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas.

contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. 234 . or oily. Otherwise.Do not scratch. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • Do not use paint thinner. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. Also do not twist or tie the cords. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. Doing so may cause injury. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. If the surrounding is dusty. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. . benzene. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. follow the safeguards below: .When unplugging a power plug. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. . High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. check if it is allowed. cut. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. humid.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. . or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Doing so may damage your vision. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. . .Always insert the power plug all the way in.

For more information about the recycling of this product. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 .com/environment. e. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Cd = Cadmium. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.European Union (and EEA) only. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. waste authority.. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.canon-europe. in accordance with the Battery Directive. please contact your local city office. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. (EEA: Norway. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.g.

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... 2........ 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.......................... 3. 138 Black-and-white image ..........131 Battery Grip .97. 31 Card reminder ....80 Audio/video OUT....................................................... 52 Color space ...148 2-sec..................................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ................. 143 Camera shake ................. 208 Format........................................... 79....................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).67 AI Servo AF...................................................... 32....................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).........96 AE lock............. 84 C C (Creative Auto) .... 224 SD speed class ....................... 138 Eye-Fi.......... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...20 Battery → Power 237 ....... 144 Holding the camera....................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ...........160. 169 Camera Camera shake..............................131 1920x1080 .............. 106 Clear settings ....... 35 ....... 82 Bulb ................................................ 112............... 76......................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .......................................................................................................................... 42 Problem..................... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)........................................156 640x480 ............ 92 Continuous shooting..................................85 Adobe RGB.............. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ...................131 1st-curtain sync........ 36 Settings display.... 99 Color tone....................................................................................... 55 Cable .45. 167.............................or 9-image index display.................................. 31.......................27.............................. 96 Color temperature ..71 4...... self-timer ............................ 216 Beeper...148 2nd-curtain sync.................... 92 A A/V OUT...... 13.. 93 Built-in flash................................ 134 AEB............................. 169 Access lamp...................................... 70 Contrast..............Index 1280x720 ........................................................................... 64....................80 B B/W (Monochrome)...160................. 160................. 123 SDHC/SDXC..........37 Card.......67 Aperture-priority AE ............................................76 Basic Zone modes ........................................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)..............

........................................................... 148 Built-in flash ...................... 160 D Date/Time .............. 131 Full High-Definition...................................................................... 147 Red-eye reduction .................191 File number ................................................................................ 77 Digital terminal ................................................... 49..........................Index Copyright information.................. 88 Focus confirmation light ........................... 113 AF point selection ............147............ 46 Full HD ...............................................................141 External Speedlite.................................................. 69 Focusing AF mode ......................... 42 Frame rate........................................70. .................... 88 Flash off ..98 238 .....199 Creative Auto ...........171 Error codes ......... 98 Flash exposure compensation....................................................... 206 FE lock.........224 Evaluative metering .............. 47.............185 Drive mode .........23................................................. 117..........55 Creative Zone modes ... 47........ 46 Focus lock .......................... 56 Flash-sync speed................ 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) . 33.................20 Custom Functions............... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).......29 DC coupler....................86 Exposure compensation ............................ 192 Menu setting ....................................................................................... 132.87 Extension ..........190 Clear all ................................114 Faithful ....151 E Erase (image) ....... 202 Manual focusing......190 List........16..... 194 Beeper ...................... 123................. 202 Recompose............................................................................ 120 Out of focus ............. 64 External Speedlite. 72.........82 Dial....... 117.............. 131........................................................................36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF.. 64 2nd-curtain sync ...176 Dioptric adjustment ..............208 Eyepiece cover ....................203 Depth-of-field preview. 206 Eye-Fi card ...................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .......... 71 Dust Delete Data ........ 131 Full Auto ................... 214 Flash . 140 File size ...... 48 Format (card initialization).. 66.......................... 68 AF-assist beam.......................... 147...... 65 Flash exposure compensation ............................................. 93 Firmware Ver.... 69................ 64 Custom Functions............... 48 Focus mode switch ..... 149 Effective range ...76 FE lock........................

..........................................96 Image Auto playback ............................................210 Image dust prevention...... 72 Jump display ......Index Function availability table.............112................ 146 Shooting settings display .. 44 Image playback... 156 ISO speed ..................160...... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ...................165 Erase ............................. 173 View on TV ............. 13 Auto off......... 30 LCD monitor .... 75 Language selection ...............171 Highlight alert............................158 Playback ........................ 58.............. 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction............................... 167 Image area........ 33 ......35 Attaching/Detaching ............................................... 160...............157 Magnified view........................................................................................................................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ...................................... 146 Brightness adjustment .....142.............156 Jump display (Image browsing)....... 139 Display switching ...58............................................................................................ 62 Auto................................... 40 Screen color............... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ......................... 157 L I ICC profile .........34 Landscape............................ 155 Protect ................................... 155 Menu screen ................ 63 ISO expansion ........................................174 Index..........................203 J JPEG ......................62...................... 167 Highlight alert ..........173 Highlight detail loss ................... 72 Index display ................170 Rotate ... 134 H HDMI.............160.........................174 Household power ....... 151 Image review time ............168 High-Definition ........................................... 159 Shooting information............................... 51.................110.............173 Highlight tone priority ....... 138 Image verification data ............ 104 Live mode (AF).................... 113 239 .............................................. 20 Image-recording quality............ 18 Lens................ 197 Image Zone .................131...... 21..... 63 G Grid display ........................173 Histogram .......................

.................................................................. 131.........................42................................. 127 Manual focusing............................................ 131 Recording time................................ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed .... 134 MF (Manual focusing) .............20 Monochrome...........86 Metering timer.............................134 Mirror lockup ...198 Setting operation .112.......................................................... 193 Long exposure . 193 Nomenclature................. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) .......109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format...... 120 Maximum burst ............22 NTSC . 54 Night scene .... 131 Playback ........................83.. 66 One-Shot AF ..................... 160 File size.112 Possible shots ............................................ 134 Still photo shooting.......................... 129 View on TV .. 127 Movie crop .................... 132 Frame rate ............. 132 Shooting...........................................................................106...113 Grid display ... 60 PAL.................218 Manual exposure .... 214 240 .......... 131........................................................ 131 Manual exposure shooting.................................................................... 120 Microphone .......................212 My Menu........ 123 Sound recording ........... 195 Mode Dial.................................. 160............................................................................. 84.......... 66 P P (Program AE)....................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .69..................... 164 Enjoying .................................. 43 M M (Manual exposure)................................. 70.......... 198 N Neutral........................ 76 Night Portrait ............... 16 ............. 162 Recording size ....................... 167 My Menu .................................. 124 Editing out first and last scenes .................................... 74.........................40 Metering mode........73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ........... 158 Malfunction ....107 Focusing....Index Live View shooting...................120.....69....................................83 Magnified view .............................

......... 126........................91 Selection....185 Printing effects ............................... 57...............27 Printing...................75 User defined .... 71 Sensor cleaning.......... 109 Recharge .................................. 24 Red-eye reduction .........28 Household power.......................................Index Paper settings (printing).86 Peripheral illumination correction ............................... 150.............. 75 Possible shots............................................. 92 Shooting information display ..................................74 RAW+JPEG............................ 65 Release shutter without card.................27.......................................................................118 241 .178 Partial metering........... 27.......................50............................ 159 S Safety warnings................. 155 Portrait ........................180.................................72 Playback .......183 Trimming............................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..203 Possible shots ...................... 93 Sharpness ...........................................................38 Quick Control screen .................. 133.. 54...38 Quick mode (AF).176 Page layout........................................28.................104 PictBridge... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .................. 204 Revert to default settings...... 182 Tilt correction ............61 Protect (image erase-protection).................................................. 110............ 139 Battery check.....94 Pixels ................. 142................................... 109 Power Auto power off .................................................183 Program AE ............74 Recharge...................................................179 Print Order (DPOF)........................................... 71............... 72 .......60 Program shift ........175 Picture Style Adjustment............ 31 Remote control shooting.........170 R RAW ........................... 144 Rotate (image).................. 233 Saturation ..........24 Switch ........................58...... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ... 72 .......................28.....179 Paper settings.........

....55 1 (Full Auto)..............183 242 .....123 Shooting settings display ...................46 7 (Flash Off) ........................................................................................................52 5 (Sports)...............53 6 (Night Portrait) ...50 3 (Landscape) ......37 Shutter-priority AE ..134 Speaker.........53 Spot metering..78 P (Program AE) ...........................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .................................86 sRGB ...........78 Slide show ..... 167 Viewfinder ............. 102 Correction ....... 99 Bracketing....................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)..............96 Standard ....60 C (Creative Auto) ............................................................. 36 Volume (Movie playback) .......................49 2 (Portrait) ...93 Trimming (printing).......................................................... 19 Dioptric adjustment .................... 78 V Video system......................................... 100 T Tone priority ...................54 k (Movie shooting).......216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ...............83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .................. 101 Custom ....................................................... 214 View on TV............................162 Sports...75 Stopped-down aperture ...Index Shooting mode..165 Sound recording ......................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ...................................................................................................................................82 Strap . 163 W WB → White balance White balance .............................85 M (Manual exposure) ....... 169...................................................51 4 (Close-up) ...........18 Shutter button ..................................... 160............................................................................................23 System map.................................................................... 99 Personal................................................

.Custom Functions ...249 p...............p..........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ..............251 p.f: Aperture-priority AE.............................251 p..246 p.....Image Playback ........Image-recording Quality .p...247 p...............256 Installing the Software .....Using the Built-in Flash...252 p.....244 p.............245 p.E: AF Mode...Basic Zone Modes .......................Q Quick Control Screen ........................................Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ...Nomenclature ............d: Program AE .249 p.............s: Shutter-priority AE ............254 p...252 p................S AF Point .....246 p.....i Drive Mode .................250 p..253 p..........250 p..................................A Live View Shooting.259 243 ..........................p..Z: ISO Speed .....254 p.......Creative Zone Modes ..p......255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .250 p.k Shooting Movies ......250 p.....Picture Style ......

Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. press <0>. Press <0> to display the setting. 4. 2. After setting the item. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

The Quick Control screen will appear.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. 245 . then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).

Black-and-white images. 246 . then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. see the camera’s instruction manual. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Press the <U> key to select the quality.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

You just press the shutter button. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. and the camera does the rest. 249 . then press the <S> key to select the function. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash.) Press the <Q> button. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. then shoot.

f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. The shutter speed will be set automatically. 250 . Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. The aperture will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. If the shutter speed display blinks. If the aperture display blinks. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. then focus the subject.

While looking at the viewfinder. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. 251 . Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Press the <ZE> button. then press <0>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.

u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. then press <0>. When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . the ISO speed is set automatically. the ISO speed setting will be displayed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When “AUTO” is selected.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. To change the Live View settings. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 .Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To shoot still photos. press the shutter button. press <A> again. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. 256 . edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged.

Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 257 . the window for Step 4 appears. If not necessary. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. uninstall the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). The software will not be installed correctly. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). To download images from the cameras. 5 Once your computer has restarted. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 4 Click [Restart]. B When installation ends. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.

4 . 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 4 Click [Finish]. 5 Remove the CD. On your computer’s desktop.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software. When installation ends. the window for Step 4 appears. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.10.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 258 . If not necessary. To download images from the cameras. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).

2 Open the CD.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Then select your language. 3 Double-click the START. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Double-click the START. To save the PDF manual to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 2 Open the CD.pdf files. Double-click on the CD icon. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 259 .pdf files. Then select your language. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.

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